Ornaments are made out of colourful stones, kundan, mirror works and weightless wood. The wood is covered with gold foil to give a more lustrous look to headgear, armlets, anklets and chest guards. Mirror works are decorated on the ornaments to give enhanced reflection. As the traditional Yakshagaana play happens at night, the glittering, striking golden sheen and mirrors of the costumes enhance the beauty of the attires.
Headgear is locally called as Kirita (Crown). It is the prominent part of the costume of Yakshagana. The thick stiff base is made of light wood by coating it with lacquer. Other ornamentation work is done on the surface of the base. Especially, the borders of headgears are embellished with glass, gold coloured beads and mirrorwork. Finally, coloured wool is stitched to the corners of the headgear. Different headgears are made in a different styles to represent king, queen, hero and demons.
The chest guards are made by using a metal sheet or lacquer. The motif designs are embossed on the sheet and imitation gold leaf is coated on the surface. The corners are decorated with wool balls of black and red colour. The same technique is used to make armlets and waist belts.